Lawyers Abandon Suit Seeking To Stop Abba Kyari’s extradition in Hushpuppi Fraud Case


The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday ixed February 10, for hearing of a suit seeking to stop the Nigeria Police and the Attorney-General of the Federation from arresting and extraditing suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

Due to absence of legal representation of both plaintiff and respondents’ counsel, the court had to adjourn the case. The Judge had also directed the applicant to serve all court processes in respect of the case on the two respondents.

Justice Okorowo, thereafter, observed that though the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/854/2021, was instituted on Augustine 9, 2021, there was no proof in the court’s file that any of the Respondents (Police and the AGF), were served with the relevant processes.

“It is either the Applicant has lost interest in the case or the case is abandoned,” the judge noted.

However, the court decided that it would, in the interest of justice, further adjourn the matter till February 10, even as it ordered service of fresh hearing notices on all the parties.

Meanwhile, a group, under the aegis of the Incorporated Trustees of Northern Peace Foundation, had in the heat of the investigation by the FBI, approached the court, praying it to halt any plan to extradite the embattled DCP to the US.

DCP Abba Kyari was allegedly indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an alleged multi-million naira advanced fee fraud said to have been perpetrated by a Nigerian citizen, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.

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